Reduce Business Risk with Proactive Cybersecurity Training
Simply putting cybersecurity tools in place is only half the battle. Educate your staff on how to stay secure online to help reduce the chance of a serious attack.
Most people consider that they are relatively tech-savvy — they would never hide their passwords under a keyboard, and think twice before visiting questionable websites. While this is a great start, it doesn’t really address the high degree of security awareness needed by today’s business professionals. It only takes a single careless click while a staff member is working on multiple projects to create a situation that could cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve, not to mention countless hours of frustration for your customers. Here are a few of the ways that cybersecurity training from Quantum IT can help your organization mitigate these risks.
Are Your Business Operations Safe from Cyberattack?
As a small to mid-size business leader, you might feel quite safe from cyberattacks. Hackers are after larger companies, right? Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Nearly 45% of cyberattacks in 2019 were targeted directly at smaller organizations, with breaches of everything from customer personal information to confidential corporate data. These equal-opportunity attacks do have an identified source: more than 60% of these breaches were tracked back to the direct actions of employees or contractors.
Define the Goals of Cybersecurity Training
It’s unrealistic to think that a single cybersecurity training will solve all of your problems with endpoint security, poor password protection and a lack of awareness of phishing and other sophisticated attacks. Instead, the goal should be to create an ongoing campaign of awareness for your staff that involves multiple approaches:
- Identifying critical updates that need to be resolved by the IT team immediately
- Implement continuing education for staff members — including executives and IT team
- Require staff members to create and maintain network passwords that are consistent with best practices
- Fine-tuning network firewalls to assist in filtering out dangerous content and activities
- Create separate WiFi network access for visitors and staff that do not allow easy access to the corporate network
While this is not a comprehensive list of recommendations, your cybersecurity expert from Quantum IT will help define a strategy that will meet the needs of your organization.
Keeping your business safe from unexpected attacks requires an aggressive approach to cybersecurity that includes the best tools and techniques, active monitoring and ongoing employee training. Contact the cybersecurity experts at Quantum IT to schedule your free initial consultation for cybersecurity training in Miami. We will work closely with your business and technology teams to create a proactive cybersecurity strategy that can dramatically reduce the risk of loss for your organization.